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concerns about another type of energy product, this time it is the 5-hour energy which comes in a shot size bottle. ktvu's david stevenson tells us what led to the investigation. david? >> reporter: first, monster energy, now 5-hour energy is being scrutinized for possible link to injuries and deaths. >> reporter: she is a coordinator at ucsf and relies on 5-hour energy shots to give a boost. >> i try not to do it too often. only on days when i feel like i am sluggish. >> the food and drug administration is taking a closer look at the drink. they confirms to ktvu it received reports of 13 deaths and 30 reports of life threatening injuries since 2008. >> energy drinks are about two cups of coffee and kind of put together in a way that might encourage you to take multiple doses. >> reporter: they asked researchers to look into hundreds of cases involving a variety of energy drippings. he says large doses of -- energy drinks. he says large doses can set off heart conditions. >> adrenaline triggers heart erythema. >> reporter: they say they are unaware of any deaths caused by the consumption o
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investigation into whether a popular energy drink is dangerous, even fatal. more deaths are being looked at in connection to five hour -- to 5 hour energy. katie marzullo is following new developments. >> reporter: the city attorney is getting in on this demanding the makers of energy drinks prove they are safe. he wants labels to be more accurate. today researchers are releasing a report on the risks of the drinks as the fda drops a bombshell in the past four years 13 deaths have been linked to 5 hour energy drink and 30 people have suffered serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks. a few weeks ago the fda said monster energy drinks were linked to five deaths. we don't know what is in the study, a doctor did tell us how these drinks can be dangerous. >> if somebody were to have a predestined heart condition adrenaline with the caffeine may tip them over the edge and cause lethal arrhythmia. >> reporter: energy manufacturers point out there is no proven link between products and the death. 5 hour energy said the product is intended for busy adults and contain as much caffe
. >>> 13 deaths may now be associated with a highly caffeinated energy drink five- hour energy. the feds are looking into reports of the death over the last four years, as well as reports of heart attacks, convulsions and miscarriages. the fda says just because a report is filed does not necessarily mean that the product is the cause of the injury. >> for people that have high blood blood pressure or anxiety disorders, even cases of depression, it can really mess up the body. >> last month, the fda received five reports of deaths after consumers drank another highly caffeinated drink, monster emergency. the make of five-hour energy says its product is safe when used as directed. >>> her son got a tattoo and then something went terribly wrong. turns out, the state only requires two hours of training for tattoo artists compared to hundreds of hours for manicure artists. what that tattoo community has to do because of a bay area mother. >> eric was a very friendly, very funny boy. >> reporter: eric was the type of guy who would help out a bullied kid and then manage to make him laugh. >> he
francisco. also, concerns about a popular energy drink and the investigation into whether it's connected into more than a dozen deaths. >> these newly released numbers reveal who is most likely to be poor in america, with age, and ethnicity as most likely to be struggling. reless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>> new at 10:00, a report out says california is number 1 when it comes to residents living in poverty. one woman's struggle just to have the bare necessities. >> reporter: friend, second harvest food bank opened this second location just because of the need. and according to this new report today, the number of needy has gone up. >> inside this two bedroom home. >> once we turn it up, the bill
thousands of jobs in san francisco. also, concerns about a popular energy drink and the investigation into whether it's connected into more than a dozen deaths. woman: oh! tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa. and you'll always find your favorite. woman #2: with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> new at 10:00, a report out says california is number 1 when it comes to residents living in poverty. one woman's struggle just to have the bare necessities. >> reporter: friend, second harvest food bank opened this second location just because of the need. and according to this new report today, the number of needy has gone up. >> inside this two bedroom home. >> once we turn it up, the bill will go up about $100. >> reporter: the mother wore layers because she doesn't want to turn on the heat. she's never been as financial strapped as she is today. >> we pay the ren
of energy. the popular drink that may now be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >> and check this out. a 20-pound childbirth. a sacramento mom celebrating her record-breaking triplets. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> 'tis the season, tree lighting ceremony celebration right there at pier 39, bring the jacket. the raincoats. showers are likely. >> oh, oh. it's acomin'! the storm door. all right. here's a live look at some of our bridges across the bay area. hey, look at the golden gate, looks like they are doing some lane changes right now opening more lanes in the commute direction. otherwise, no delay across the bay bridge or the san mateo bridge. full look at your "timesaver traffic" coming up in just minutes. >>> 13 deaths may now be associated with a highly caffeinated energy drink five- hour energy. the feds are looking into reports of the deaths over the last four years as well as reports of heart attackser convulsions and miscarriages. the fda says just because a report is filed doesn't necessarily mean the product is the cause of the injury. >> there are people that have high blood pressure or
commute coming up. >>> 5-hour energy may be linked to some serious health issues maybe even death. the feds are looking into 13 deaths over the last four years as well as reports of heart attackser convulsions and miscarriages. but the fda warns just because a report is filed, it doesn't necessarily mean the highly caffeinated drink is the cause. >> people that have high blood pressure or diabetes or anxiety disorders, even cases of depression. it can really mess up the body. >> last month the fda received five reports of deaths after consumers drank another highly caffeinated drink monster energy. >>> the golden state warriors welcoming back an old friend last night. the former coach don nelson was honored last night pre-game for his hall of fame induction in september. it was a big game for warriors rookie harrison barnes. 19 points, 13 rebounds including the put-back dunk in the fourth. stephen curry finished off the hawks playing give-and-go with david lee. that's good. so are the warriors who beat atlanta 92-88. >>> play of the day from the world of international soccer, loo
, the fda is investigating a possible link between five hour energy shots and more than a dozen deaths. there is no evidence the caffeinated drinks caused any of the deaths or injuries, but an investigation is happening right now. the company says it is taking the reports very seriously. just last month the fda announced it was investigating five deaths related to monster energy drinks. >>> happy new year, today marks the high holiday for seafood lovers. the opening of crab season. the docks on fishermen's wharf were buzzing. the crabs were hardly unloaded before they were trucked off to seafood suppliers across our state. fishermen were on strike over a pay dispute this time last year. this year, no problems. processors agreed to pay them a higher rate of $3 a pound which means a higher rate of prices for we the consumers. >> it looks very fresh and delicious. >>> triple the pleasure in a big way. >>> a sacramento couple became instant celebrities when they had the world's largest triplets. brittany and jason dean drew chuckles from reporters they confessed that two kids were enough a
regulators have suspended j p morgan from trading electricity in california. federal energy regulatory commission says j p morgan gave false information or in some case no, sir information at all to cal independent system operator. this is very rare punishment. sixth month suspension starts in april. >> mean time research made public at hearing in san francisco today offers evidence that confidential refinery were producing gasoline at times when they claimed they weren't. look what happened to the price? this graft charts average gas price ins san francisco oakland san jose over the past 6 mont months. the big spike near the end is where they rose to record highs. 7 news reporter heather has the story. >> california energy commission says 2012 has been a record year for the number and severity of gasoline price spike. today state senator leno went searching for answers why. to ask if the state can do more to protect consumers. it is certainly not the first hearing of its kind but first time we have heard this. >> we seem to have some information from the air quality district that
to massachusetts authorities who have a more direct over the pharmacy. >> everyone is drinking energy drinks and the fda is confirming reports that another one of decaffeinated drinks five our energy may be involved with a number of deaths. in this case 13 best in the past four years. forcing if there is a link to the five hour energy. >> they are investigating five death that could be related to the monster drink. the highly complicacaptivated beverages are becoming increasingly more popular. we will take a quick break the time is 74 it woula.m.7:41 am.. erica will bring down the wet weather that is in store for tonight and on into the weekend. we will be back in just a minute. 744 a in the kron 4 morning news we are tracking a number of hot spots in the east bay. interstate 880. a rough ride a motorcycle crash in albany westbound at gilman. a 38 to two-- accident that was cleared long ago has left residual slowing here. we still have delays through hayward and the southbound direction. although things have improved slightly since the accident at willful was cleared. there is a little more
this morning's money report. >> reporter: good morning. dramatic reversal on oil, international energy agency predicts u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years all but self-sufficient in energy in 20 years, major reason increased production of shale oil we are doing better with keeping up with mortgage payments. percentage of those two months or more behind is now the lowest in more than three years. top british journal says no evidence tamiflu works. dozens of governments around the world stopped it in case there's another global flu outbreak world health organization is convinced it works the journal >>> beautiful picture from the sutro tower. high clouds and sun warmer weather on the way. >>> chevron has found a way to get around costly clean air requirements. the plant was damaged in august by a fire that sent a black cloud into the air several thousand sought medical attention. chevron has told the air quality management district it intends to repair not replace the damaged unit that means they will not be required to install new equipment chevron says it will voluntarily
everywhere, but the investigation is ongoing into a popular energy drink. >>> no high marks. the new fitness report for schoolchildren. how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. protesters upset with tuition increases block the regents meeting today. students played music and stood in traffic at 16th street near the ucsf mission bay campus. the regents asked the state for $276 million so that it won't have to raise tuition next year. governor brown says that's unrealistic even with prop 30, which raised taxes to prevent deeper education cuts. students say it's time for an end to cuts and hikes. a spokesperson for the regents say prop 30 fund will help stabilize the system but they still lost $900 million in state funding over the last four years. >>> more education news for you now. bay area nonprofit that helps low income students get into college is planning a major expansion in san francisco. college track will double the number of high school students they serve in
is always in the news. >> plus it gives you a jolt but at what price? the new warning about 5 hour energy drinks. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a look at the early- morning numbers. so far, looking pretty good. coming up we'll get an update from ashley morrison. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette you celebrate a little win. nicorette gum helps calm your cravings and makes you less irritable. quit one cigarette at a time. but the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down, and you can't grow your enamel back. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel, because it helps to strengthen the enamel. and i believe it's doing a good job. mission... and is beginning another. scientists at nasas in mountain view have used a from the telescope to >>> nasa's kepler space telescope has ended one mission and is beginning another. sign test at nasa ames in mountain view have used data from the telescope to identify more than 2300 possible planets and more than 100 confirmed ones. with the initial 3.5-year
energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting about it. >>> we begin with the ever widening scandal that led to the resignation of david petraeus. andrea mitchell is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. in his first comments on the scandal, president obama says he's withholding judgment for now on the fbi inquiry that exposed david petraeus' personal life and forced him to resign. >> thanks to president obama for the confidence -- >> reporter: david petraeus no longer heads the cia, but he's volunteered to testify this week to con
it secret. the food and drug administration received reports of hommel defects related to the energy drink rock star. it cause stomach pains and nausea. no hospitalization was required no deaths were reported at other decaffeinated drinks five our image may have been involved in a number of death five our energy--five energy. >> here is a live look at storm tracker 4 we are following the rain. there is a drizzle there now but you will see a lot more wet weather out in the pacific. will give your forecast with erica in a moment. we are back. here is a live look from a camera out in every bill. jackie sissel is part along interstate 80. so far it does not look like the paper is too wet. that could change today let us cut the lead is on the forecast is a welcome to the rain erica. >> good morning james we are back on storm tracker 4. i change the views of you could see what is going on offshore. we did see a trace of the brains passed earlier. --rain. we do have lightning strikes so he chatted with this week's storm we could see lightning this afternoon. temperatures will not be too bad howev
of the year. they raved about the smooth rude cargo space and energy efficiency. gets the equivalent of 118 miles per gallon. despite electric engine motor trend says one of the quickest 4 door ever built. it will cost you. starts at more than 57,000 dollars. >> well today observance of veterans day gave family nasty chance to do something fun together in the east bay. walnut creek ice rink opened up. beautiful day. i caught the picture on my cell phone today of the grard grand opening. we are one of the sponsors. rink is open every day until the middle of januar january. a lot of people out there. this saturday i think they have free skating. free from 11 to opportunity. the you would have seen necessity there like this. kliching. >> holding on. >> latest on smith concussion and what he has to do now to get back on the field. plus the giants target free act to resign one deal now done that's resign one deal now done that's ne >> good evening. alec smith has to go through the new concussion protocol and still cleared to play but the 49ers say he was feeling a lot better today.
. they raved about the smooth rude cargo space and energy efficiency. gets the equivalent of 118 miles per gallon. despite electric engine motor trend says one of the quickest 4 door ever built. it will cost you. starts at more than 57,000 dollars. >> well today observance of veterans day gave family nasty chance to do something fun together in the east bay. walnut creek ice rink opened up. beautiful day. i caught the picture on my cell phone today of the grard grand opening. we are one of the sponsors. rink is open every day until the middle of januar january. a lot of people out there. this saturday i think they have free skating. free from 11 to opportunity. the you would have seen necessity there like this. kliching. >> holding on. >> latest on smith concussion and what he has to do now to get back on the field. plus the giants target free act to resign one deaeaea @ for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anythi
light rain in to lake port. you can see a glancing blow with this incoming system. most of the energy to oregon and washington. still deflecting most of the energy to the north. not completely out of the picture. if you are in the north bay, sonoma, mend seen know and lake counties youly see a few showers off and on. for the rest of the bay area we will see a chance of rain as the upper low scoots in during the day offi day. stay tuned to jeff and cristina this week. it looks like this system could be on the strong side in terms of the wind and heavier rain coming in. the future cast shows you a few stray showers in the north bay off and on in to tuesday afternoon. on the flip side, areas south of san jose may warm close to 70. morgan hill and gilroy by the middle of the week. warmup for the south bay approaching wednesday. tomorrow we will see low to mid-60s from san jose south. and in to the north bay highs in the low 60s, close to 60 in san francisco and 64 in oakland. the first half of the week is mainly dry. the exception is northern sonoma county. the clouds nil fill in and rain
the the energy. the first ford you can fill up and also plug in. plug in hybrid is a great in between in terms of both hybrid and full electric vehicle because you really have the capability to do both but you don't have the range limitatio limitation. >>reporter: with 20 mile range on battery or over 600 with the gas tank the car decides which were to use. >> rate now i can flooring the pedal to use gas. did you notice the difference. >> gas kick in. >> or push button to go all electric. 30,000 dollars claims the car pays for itself by getting the electric equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. >> first to brick the million stone. centennial mail stone. of. >>reporter: electric cars nothing new for ford. in 1914 henry ford and firestone posed with edison trying to bring the first electric car to market but couldn't build a good enough battery. in 2000 tried again with the all electric ca car. sales slow and they pulled the plug after two year years. but now thinks they are finally ready. >> 60 percent of the consumer come into our showroom are considering hybrid and now maybe more remar
is promising a thorough review of why the power company's response to the energy seemed so slow. >> they will be held accountable for past performance and then we also have to get smart about this and we have to make sure we're prepared for when this happens again. because i believe this will happen again. >> president obama is scheduled to tour the new york city area on thursday and will be briefed on the rebuilding effort. >>> volunteers in contra costa county went to work tonight preparing some much needed supplies to send the people back east who are in those storm damaged areas. heather holmes is live where boxes of donated goods will soon be shipped out. >> reporter: frank for more than five hours tonight this baseball shed was bustling an assembly line of volunteers hoping to solve the big problem thousands of miles away. take a look this is the result. 97 boxes of everything from sleeping bags to two way radios sealed and ready to go. >> this is great. fantastic. >> reporter: from gold weather clothes,. >> we have some diapers and wipes. >> to baby items. >> reporter: to
and that simply carbon has done. >>reporter: energy institute at berkeley professor says that's just not accurate. >> consume remember probably going to see almost nothing in the next year. >>reporter: he says big energy users like utility, oil compan company, cement manufacturer all been given permit by the stay to comfort carbon they produce. the cap will be reduced over the years but he says there is also a built-in incentive to improve. >> because if you figure out a way to make the cement while emitting fewer green house gas you good tote keep the permit. that means you get to the make money. >>reporter: we asked the big oil refinery in the bay area to weigh in but only chevron responded and would say only that it will participate in the cap and trade program as it is required to do. there ace provision in the regulations that requires refinery to pass on the cost of the carbon cost of burning a gallon of gasoline in the car and that takes effect in 2015. and if current carbon projections hold, it could raise the price of a gallon of gas by 15 cents. in the newsroom, israeli abc 7 news.
. >>> a warning about a very popular energy drink. the concerns that it could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >> police are trying to catch an arsonist, we'll tell you about the latest fires police believe he set just last night. >> parents in san jose have a lot of questions about why a registered sex offender was allowed at their children's school. we'll tell you why he was not arrested, and we'll have more on the sheriff's department investigation. >>> passengers report being stuck at airports or runways some people say they've been waiting for up to two hours this morning. for the flights to take off. united blames a computer out damage. this is video from news chopper 2 taken of sfo. you can see united planes parked at the terminal this is at least the third major computer outage for united since june. and it happens with continental. the passengers are being told by pilots and airport agents that the computers are down and they don't know when the system will returned. of course, this does not bode well for the airlines. it's a week from thanksgiving, and that's when holiday tra
. 1 producer of oil toward and for an energy renaissance. this prediction and we are usually predicting about 20 percent of our oil. this is really good news it is for increasing production of oil vefficiency and ultimately, just a great focus and i think that a weird thing to say out loud but this could be the legacy of obama. he has helped press this of his oil initiatives. and >> and also agreed alternative energy are the electric vehicles and a great award tesla achieved the motor trend car of the year. it makes it very attractive to other than the price tag of 58,000. and is a bit exclusive however, compared to the honda accord, porsche, this is a big victory for this bay area company and it is nice to see. of course, they are going to see the manufacturing. >> would like to see more of those on the roadways and talk about home depot. fueling the dollar's and release some great numbers is this a good sign for the economy? >> basically the u.s. economy is not dead toward with millions of dollars in sales and the home around sales are going higher. realistic value is also
energy commission pointed to production problems in the state's tight market. specifically the october 1st emergency. >> this is the straw that broke the camel's back. , one expert testified that it is not likely that evidence of shady dealings would be uncovered. >> is not a of the anny anti- trust low unilaterally. in order to drive up prices. however, if they are concluding, that is illegal. we could investigate to our heart is content. >> more assess the needs to be shed on oil companies before market manipulation could be ruled out. >> we do not know if there was a real shortage, or if the plans for operating were not operating. markets work best in the light. dark markets are profitable for the insiders. for our most critical commodity we need to make sure that this is an open environment. >> the state senators say they could not get all the answers they needed to day the plan on continuing to investigate. maureen kelly, kron 4 news. >>catherine: the public utilities commission safety violation have all been fined $20,000. such as 'uber', 'lift, and side car'... >> some of these co
later on tonight at 10:00. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2news. >>> the ceo of an energy company whose platform in the gulf of mexico exploded spoke publicly today about the two workers killed in that blast. the explosion happened friday on an oil rig belonging to houston-based black elk energy. officials say 11 people were injured, four severely. two workers jumped from the burning rig. one of their bodies was located yesterday. >> i'm deeply saddened to say that we have identified one body under the platform. that body has not been recovered before. we're working in coordination with the u.s. coastguard so that we can respectfully and most efficiently recover the body. >> that ceo vowed today to continue searching for the second worker's body. authorities said the explosion happened while workers were using a torch to cut an oil line on the platform. >>> congressional leaders say they want compromise on the fiscal cliff, but there is no sign of agreement of how to raise more revenue. without agreement, tax increases and deep spending cuts go into effect at the end of the year. the ch
that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno called a committee hearing today. they found that in may, gas prices shot up to 4.41 a gallon which is the equivalent of $48 million in profit a day for the gas companies. in october, they were hiked even higher to $4.71 a gallon. but because of supply, the profit slightly lower for companies but still $25 million a day. >> i feel certain if we do nothing, that which we have seen this year will only repeat itself in yea
. the u.s. will be energy independent 10 years after that according to a new report from national energy agency. america's rise to the top is credited with recent resurgence and gas and oil production. also that the new vehicles are much more fuel-efficient. >> over a hundred thousand people in york and new jersey still have no power. it has been over two weeks since hurricane city ripped of the east coast. they're waiting for the power to come back on. more than 8 million customers ephors lost power after sandy and that was made worse by the nor'easter. the victims are getting a helping hand and hot meals from those who survived hurricane katrina. a team from a caesarean is in new orleans travel all the way to s.i.. they said the bay got caught with hurricane country and now it is time for them to repay the favor. they sir john ladd to the victims as well as the first responders of the storm. this looks like the most traveled spot. we're looking at light traffic on monday the observance of veterans day. we'll leave back with any hot spots need to steer around. >> live look this is our r
and energy efficiency. gets the equivalent of 118 miles per gallon. despite electric engine motor trend says one of the quickest 4 door ever built. it will cost you. starts at more than 57,000 dollars. >> well today observance of veterans day gave family nasty chance to do something fun together in the east bay. walnut creek ice rink opened up. beautiful day. i caught the picture on my cell phone today of the grard grand opening. we are one of the sponsors. rink is open every day until the middle of januar january. a lot of people out there. this saturday i think they have free skating. free from 11 to opportunity. the you would have seen necessity there like this. kliching. >> holding on. >> latest on smith concussion and what he has to do now to get back on the field. plus the giants target free act to resign one deal now done that's resign one deal now done that's >> good evening. alec smith has to go through the new concussion protocol and still cleared to play but the 49ers say he w better a lot better today. sounds they were expecting him to be ready next monday night
energy in the jet stream that could be good enough to even fire off some thunderstorms. and it's not only our storm system we're tracking out here for friday, but another storm system on sunday that will also be lining up. and really, the huge thing about these two storm systems in three days is they'll come really in quick succession. so we can't even rule out the potential here of possibly some flooding concerns, especially in the higher elevations of the north bay, and also for the santa cruz mountains. temperatures are going to start to go down. we'll find some widespread 60s and 70s for the east and the south bay. cooling will gradually start on thursday. then as we head throughout friday, that's when we look for the rain to begin to arrive. so tomorrow morning, we'll have the cloud cover with us. by the evening hours, a few spotty showers, nothing huge. but then as we head into friday morning, this is when that accumulating rain will start from the north bay all the way down to the south bay. and it looks like we're in for a wet one on friday. chances of rain stays all the way throu
put out by an independent energy consultant out of oregon. robert mccullough of mccullough research alleges two local refineries here in the bay area were producing gasoline even though they were supposedly shut down for maintenance, shutdowns that were blamed in part from dramatic price spikes at the pumps. emission levels went back up to normal to saying gasoline was being produced again. similar situation to chevron's refinery in richmond. emission data suggests they never shut down at all. >> bottom line in all of this is gasoline and oil isn't covered by any federal agency. not like electricity, natural gas, coal. nobody is watching that beach. >> it appears there could be some gaming. we don't know. that's why we're having the hearing. but three companies control 54%, we don't have a monopoly but certainly an oligarchy. should the state be stepping in? >> this industry's been invested many, many times by government agencies over the past 20 years. usually when we see market disruptions and price changes, people have questions why. every single one of those investigations has s
. the with the california energy commission 422 production problems in the state's tight market specifically the october 1st emergency shutdown. the and it took about five days for this to get back up and running it was the straw that broke the camel's back. >> one expert testified that it is unlikely that evidence of shady dealings will be uncovered. >> it is on very helpful that any on doing will be found. if they are polluting, that is illegal. but i think there we can investigate until our hearts' content of we're not we find out. >> morris said that light needed to be shed on oil companies before market manipulation could be ruled out. if the we do not know if it is a real shortage or if they're offering are not operating. dark markets are highly profitable. and many insiders usually are profitable. >> the state senator said that they did not fit all the answers they need it today they plan on continuing to investigate. maureen kelly, kron 4 news. >> this nationwide theft targeting the bay area. how they are scrambling to get me ready for more of rainfall and we get to the [ female announcer ] introduc
caffeinated energy drinks and their possible involvement in more than a dozen reported fatalities, problems the makers insist are not related to their products, some wonder if jacked up snacks are the way to go. >> i wouldn't want a product with it in it. >> reporter: dr. kim mulvihill cbs 5 healthwatch. >> i'm always looking for something to bring me down. the adrenaline is usually pumping. >> chamomile tea in jellybeans. >> they will figure that out. >>> tell you what's coming down now, rainfall, a lot of rainfall. it depends where you are. very interesting setup. let me show you hi-def doppler. look at san jose. if you are watching in san jose, rain, what rain? you have the santa cruz mountains just down to your south and west and that's putting up a wall in the atmosphere preventing that rain from making it to you. where we do not have that wall, which is the rest of the bay area, it is soggy and very soggy right now in portions of marin county. in a matter of just about two or three minutes, it will be raining a lot more intensely in san rafael and tiburon already seeing some of that h
every 33 years. >>> two u.s. senators are pushing the fda to restrict caffeine levels in some energy drinks. those drinks include full throttle, red bull, amp and 5-hour energy drink. the push from an illinois senator and connecticut senator comes after 13 deaths were linked to 5-hour energy shots. san francisco city attorney has also asked energy drink companies to provide more information about marketing their products. >>> well, it is soon going to cost you a little more to send out your mail. postal regulators approved boosting first class postage by another penny, raising the price of the first class domestic stamp to 46-cents. the rate hike is set to take effect january 27th, tied to the rate of inflation. . >>> more than $200,000 worth of fake designer goods in orange county this weekend is part of a six-month crackdown of makers of false brand name items. designer counter fits are a growing problem and authorities seized more than $8 billion worth of fake goods in 2011, a 24% increase over the previous year. >>> for the first time, los angeles officers will patrol today's foo
a quick snippet of my energy. >> he loves serving and be in the arena. i thought i'd test him and he tested me, crushed his pelvis and it was back in the swimming pool and came at it from a mentoring point of view. he can turn water into bottled water. >> the whole thing was like innuendo after innuendo and the whole time i'm like duh. i'm the worst journalist in the world! for god sakes. the title of her book was "all in." >> you know how he found out that his wife knew? when he got home and saw all of his classified documents in the driveway on fire. honey, honey, let me -- >> interesting fact. david petraeus was reportedly not well liked at the cia where he worked. yeah. tip for you fellows out there. don't cheat on your wife if you work with professional spies who don't like you. >> people are disappointed. four-star general, highly decorated, brilliant strategist, director of the cia, yet he's behaving like your common congressman. people are stunned. >> my solemn duty as a talk show host to inform you that justin bieber and selena gomez have broken up. she was cheating on him w
looking frontal system to the north and west. most of the energy will stay to the north. tomorrow at least we will look for clouds and as the high builds in, it will bring warmer temperatures. i will show you the forecast animation. monday remember the rain line stays to the north. as we head into tuesday, this is tuesday, by 10:00 a.m., it starts to sag a little bit to the south. i put a chance of scattered showers in the north bay for tuesday and thin -- and then we take them out for wednesday. all of this will move back to the north. so wednesday looks like the best day. this workweek will have dry conditions and temperatures warming into the 60s. as we head into thursday night and friday, another wave of moisture will move in and we will see some showers. here is a look at your highs for tomorrow. 60s across the bay area. 63 in santa rosa and san francisco 60, 64 for oakland as well as livermore. 64 for san jose. a little more sunshine the further south you go. santa cruz 65. 65 for gilroy. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, north bay chance of showers on tuesday. we are all dry and m
frontal system to the north and west. most of the energy will stay to the north. tomorrow at least we will look for clouds and as the high builds in, it will bring warmer temperatures. i will show you the forecast animation. monday remember the rain line stays to the north. as we head into tuesday, this is tuesday, by 10:00 a.m., it starts to sag a little bit to the south. i put a chance of scattered showers in the north bay for tuesday and thin -- and then we take them out for wednesday. all of this will move back to the north. so wednesday looks like the best day. this workweek will have dry conditions and temperatures warming into the 60s. as we head into thursday night and friday, another wave of moisture will move in and we will see some showers. here is a look at your highs for tomorrow. 60s across the bay area. 63 in santa rosa and san francisco 60, 64 for oakland as well as livermore. 64 for san jose. a little more sunshine the further south you go. santa cruz 65. 65 for gilroy. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, north bay chance of showers on tuesday. we are all dry and mild
prevent huge spikes since we won't be as dependent on other countries for oil. the international energy agency said america's widespread adoption of fracking, hydraulic fracturing, and drilling has made oil reserves much more accessible. overseas the civil war in syria escalating to another dangerous level today. the israeli military fired today at syrian artillery units after stray shells ended up on their side of the border in golan heights. israel doesn't believe it was targeted just spillover from the sill war but warns it will respond. the spillover is happening in turkey, syria's neighbor to the north. the syrian opposition appointed a new leader today to try and topple president al asad's regime. and more fallout after possibly the biggest scandal at the bbc. two senior exec it tiffs stepped down after the broadcasting company's top leader resigned. accused of covering up the sex abuse story of a star. the person is believed to have sexually abused children during his 40-year career. the tv station wrongly accused a top politician of child abuse. the broadcasting giant is now fac
a few high clouds and most of the energy running over the top of the ridge. any chance of rain will be in far northern california. it will stay dry and temperatures likely to come up a few degrees. 70 degrees in morgan hill. 67 the expected high in san jose. east bay temperatures running well into the 60s under mostly sunny skies and even inside the bay, those temperatures should be comfortable this afternoon, very mild, 67 in oakland, 65 in san francisco and 65 in south toledo. there's big changes coming. we could see rain. the storm door could open on friday and more on that coming up in a few minutes, back to you. >>> the san mateo county district attorney plans to make a decision today on what steps to take after a judge threw out murder charges in a high profile case. david lewis was gunned down at the hillsdale shopping mall in 2010. police said his killer was childhood friend gregory elarms of pittsburgh. the judge in the case threw out the charges. >> the real question was at one point when mr. e elarms was talking about wanting an attorney, whether or not the questioni
. it also includes criminal charges. >>> popular energy drink, fi five-hour energy, is making headlines because of a possible link to more than a dozen deaths. >>> carrying three babies is no easy feat, especially when they're the heaviest set of triplets on record. >>> look at that. that is absolutely astonishing. simply fantastic. >> and all that matter. >> asked whether she should consider stepping aside simply to make room for younger members. >> let's, for a moment, honor that's a legitimate question. >> aha ha, ha. >>> online petition to allow texas to withdraw from the united states has more than 100,000 signatures. >> these signatures are from 100,000 signatures. >> these signatures are from every state but texas. captioning funded by cbs >>> >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in washington. norah o'donnell is in new york. there is a lot to talk about after president obama's first white house news conference in eight months. it covered everything from the budget crisis to libya to the david petraeus scandal. >> the president himself said that so much has happene
in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we bring you video of that flight and what it might say about the california national guard. >> but the real tension comes from inside the guard where members are fed up and are now speaking out. yesterday we exposed allegations of racism. tonight more questionable actions involving one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the golden gate. >> tony joins us now. a lot of questions about that flight. >> many questions, jessica. some say it was reckless and risky. a decision made in less than ideal conditions, but it's what happened after the flight that members of the guard say exposes the real problem. >> reporter: it's exclu
. >> i'm about to test drive the ford c max energy. the first ford you can fill up and also plug in. >> plugin hybrid is a great in between in terms of both the hybrid and a full electric vehicle. you have the capable to do both but don't have the range limitation. >> with a 20-mile range on battery or oil with the gas tank, the car decided which to use. >> i can't make this use gas. >> that's correct. >> did you notice the difference? >> the gas just kicked? >> or push a button to go all lesch. ford claims the car pays for himself by getting the electric equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. >> the first to break that milestone, centennial milestone. >> electric cars are nothing new for ford in 1914, henry ford and harvey firestone pose with thomased a disson as they tried to brick the first electric car to market but couldn't build a bat enough battery in 2000, the ford tiled it with the all-electric synch. sales were slow and the closed down the line. >> 60% of our customers are considering a hybrid and now, even more remarkably, one in four of the customers is considering a plugin
are going to go out there and have fun, bring the energy and tear the place down. >> i've heard a lot about ama. and it's the 40th, right? and i'm performing tonight. not only performing, but i'm going to perform with someone very special. >> from country princess taylor swift to pit bull, paula abdul, to lincoln park. we will see the best of 2012 on sunday night's three-hour music-filled show. two top stars could walk away with an arm full of trophies. tied for the most ama nominations this year with four a piece, rihanna and nicky renage. i hope she stops for me on the carpet. i think three some a special wouldn't in 2010. >> you could like interview the fans. >> i could become a big music reporter. >> that would be so cute. like i mean, i'm on to something. >> very good. nicky, bye-bye. >> thank you, darling. >> i feel like i have a new best friend. >> yeah. >> this george reporting for abc news. >>> the american music awards airs tonight at 8:00 here on abc7. >>> lisa argen is here now talking whether. everybody wants to know with the holiday approaching how is it going to be? >> if you
the energy and tear the place down. >> i've heard a lot about a.m.a. and it's the 40th, right? and i'm performing tonight. not only performing, but i'm going to perform with someone very special. >> from country princess taylor swift to pit bull, paula abdul, to lincoln park. we will see the best of 2012 on sunday night's three-hour music-filled show. two top stars could walk away with an arm full of trophies. tied for the most a.m.a. nominations this year with four a piece, rihanna and nicki minaj. i hope nicki stops again for me on the carpet. i think we had a special bond in 2010. >> you could come on the road with us. you could like interview the fans. >> i could become a big music reporter. >> that would be so cute. like, i mean, i'm on to something. >> very good. nicki, bye-bye. >> thank you, darling. >> i feel like i have a new best friend. >> yeah. >> this george reporting for abc news. >>> the american music awards airs tonight at 8:00 here on abc7. lisa already said she's watching and perhaps dressing up by nicki min a.j.. >> i don't know about that. she has it all going on
to bring down other leaders pticularly in the gulf states and to use that energy, that rage, and channel it against israel. it is the kind of unpredictable situation that egypt will have a tough time dealing with right now. and it leaves the united states at a difficult position. you remember president obama said in that -- in that interview with telemundo that he wasn't sure if egypt was a steadfast ally anymore. right now when you have egyptian officials coming here and expressing solidarity with hamas, it's clear why the united states had those doubts. >> richard engel, thank you very much. >>> here is erica. >> lester, thanks. we are learning more today about september's deadly consulate attack. former cia director david petraeus, still reeling from revelations of his affair testified on capitol hill behind closed doors. kristen welker has more. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his testimony is still making waves with lawmakers. some say it only raises more questions about the way the administration handled the bengahzi attack. reporters we
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and federal officials on renewable energy, state parks and fire suppression. he will take over after state investigators found park administrators had hidden more than $50 million. jackson will earn just more than $150,000 annually as the park's director. >>> let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. yesterday at the safeway across from at&t park. today at the safeway in san jose. >> and a cheer squad. >> we've got a lot going on back behind me. you can hear them doing their cheer. it's all about stopping hunger here tonight and for the next couple of weeks here. as we partner up with safeway and our annual holiday food drive. you can come out to your local safeway store. you can see our lovely maulings are holding these bags that are how much, you guys? >> $10! >> that's it, $10. that can go a long way to help out your neighbors in need. this school, brandon high, is one of the strongest schools when it comes to help supporting the bay area. i want to bring in mr. solburg and you were one of the most popular teachers at brandon high. >> don't believe them. >> it seems like you'
pressure but a weak ridge that's sending the south of this storm system most of the energy held up to the north right now. so we are going to see clouds in the skies. still, that rain line staying north today. but tomorrow, that's going to start to shift a little further to the south and by tomorrow in the afternoon, we could start to see some rain showing up in parts of the north bay. clouds on the futurecast model continuing throughout today and slight chance of showers and then tomorrow, rain becoming more likely in the afternoon. and then slowly spreading to the south throughout tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. so as we get into wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year looks like it should be mostly dry. if you plan to head out today around the state 60s into the central valley, further north you go the better the chance of rain. mostly cloudy in the high country and lake tahoe about 47 degrees. around the bay today we are looking at 60s. even some places getting near 70 by the afternoon. livermore about 65 degrees in the napa valley. and 64 degrees in san francisco. n
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